WestRock Company (NYSE:WRK) went down by -0.66% from its latest closing price compared to the recent 1-year high of $47.70. The company’s stock price has collected 1.49% of gains in the last five trading sessions. Press Release reported on 12/14/20 that Brandi Colander Joins WestRock as Chief Sustainability Officer
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Plus, the 36-month beta value for WRK is at 1.26. Opinions of the stock are interesting as 11 analysts out of 16 who provided ratings for WestRock Company declared the stock was a “buy,” while 0 rated the stock as “overweight,” 4 rated it as “hold,” and 1 as “sell.”
The average price from analysts is $50.36, which is $0.21 above the current price. WRK currently public float of 259.54M and currently shorts hold a 1.29% ratio of that float. Today, the average trading volume of WRK was 2.08M shares.
WRK’s Market Performance
WRK stocks went up by 1.49% for the week, with a monthly jump of 7.83% and a quarterly performance of 23.79%, while its annual performance rate touched 10.29%. The volatility ratio for the week stands at 3.82% while the volatility levels for the past 30 days are set at 3.08% for WestRock Company. The simple moving average for the period of the last 20 days is 5.60% for WRK stocks with a simple moving average of 38.41% for the last 200 days.
Analysts’ Opinion of WRK
Many brokerage firms have already submitted their reports for WRK stocks, with UBS repeating the rating for WRK by listing it as a “Buy.” The predicted price for WRK in the upcoming period, according to UBS is $59 based on the research report published on January 13th of the current year 2021.
Jefferies, on the other hand, stated in their research note that they expect to see WRK reach a price target of $61. The rating they have provided for WRK stocks is “Buy” according to the report published on January 05th, 2021.
Argus gave a rating of “Buy” to WRK, setting the target price at $47 in the report published on December 04th of the previous year.
WRK Trading at 8.94% from the 50-Day Moving Average
After a stumble in the market that brought WRK to its low price for the period of the last 52 weeks, the company was unable to rebound, for now settling with -1.59% of loss for the given period.
Volatility was left at 3.08%, however, over the last 30 days, the volatility rate increased by 3.82%, as shares surge +9.11% for the moving average over the last 20 days. Over the last 50 days, in opposition, the stock is trading +25.01% upper at present.
During the last 5 trading sessions, WRK rose by +1.49%, which changed the moving average for the period of 200-days by +61.86% in comparison to the 20-day moving average, which settled at $44.65. In addition, WestRock Company saw 7.83% in overturn over a single year, with a tendency to cut further gains.
Reports are indicating that there were more than several insider trading activities at WRK starting from Porter James B, who sale 19,202 shares at the price of $43.32 back on Nov 17. After this action, Porter James B now owns 51,996 shares of WestRock Company, valued at $831,831 using the latest closing price.
Chalovich Jeffrey Wayne, the President – Corrugated Pkging of WestRock Company, sale 13,634 shares at $43.55 during a trade that took place back on Nov 17, which means that Chalovich Jeffrey Wayne is holding 113,756 shares at $593,761 based on the most recent closing price.
Stock Fundamentals for WRK
Current profitability levels for the company are sitting at:
- +6.51 for the present operating margin
- +15.74 for the gross margin
The net margin for WestRock Company stands at -3.93. The total capital return value is set at 5.38, while invested capital returns managed to touch -3.33. Equity return is now at value -6.10, with -2.30 for asset returns.
Based on WestRock Company (WRK), the company’s capital structure generated 95.47 points at debt to equity in total, while total debt to capital is 48.84. Total debt to assets is 35.26, with long-term debt to equity ratio resting at 91.75. Finally, the long-term debt to capital ratio is 46.94.
When we switch over and look at the enterprise to sales, we see a ratio of 1.08, with the company’s debt to enterprise value settled at 0.54. The receivables turnover for the company is 7.78 and the total asset turnover is 0.60. The liquidity ratio also appears to be rather interesting for investors as it stands at 1.69.